View Full Version : Set to arrive this week!
May 10, '07, 9:20 PM
I'm excited! I had this guy when I was a wee lad!
^ Oh, I had tons of those carded AHI toys, like the gyro batcycle and all the parachute guys like that one! Little money and tons o' fun!
May 10, '07, 11:30 PM
I always enjoyed parachute guys growing up. I can't even count how many I must have lost in trees and power lines. I've gotten Spidey and Hulk (without parachutes) somehow since starting to collect Megos. I suspect they came in lots or through friendly extras tossed in through trades with members.
May 11, '07, 3:04 AM
I had a bid on a couple of those one was spiderman and a Batman.Was out of town and was outbid though.Those are fun toys,we used to climb on my dads garage and launch them!
May 11, '07, 3:20 AM
AHI had quite a lot of great toys, too bad I never got to play with any as a kid... I gots me some catching up to do :grin: :crazy:
May 11, '07, 7:19 AM
CHeck TRU for modern versions of the original Marvel Para Jumpers.
May 12, '07, 6:32 PM
Agent of SHIELD
May 14, '07, 8:57 PM
Yeah, those were always a lot of fun. Better for outdoors rather than indoors.
May 14, '07, 9:21 PM
I'm a big fan of these, nice pick up!
May 15, '07, 10:53 AM
Yeah, I had Spiderman and Batman as a kid.
Seems like I always had problems with the string getting tangeled and folding the parachute the right way so it would fit in their back for another go.
Folding those things was like trying to fold a mag back up.
That looks like a really sharp one, can understand why you're excited.
Earth 2 Chris
May 15, '07, 11:16 AM
Awesome! I had Spidey, Batman, Superman and Captain America. I found a Cap (no parachute of course) at a flea market a few years back, and my Grandmother found my Spider-Man at her house a few years ago! He was left behind for 25 years!
I love AHI's card art. It's so off-model. Spidey always looks like he's wearing a thick quilted matress for a costume. Style guide art sucks.
May 15, '07, 5:04 PM
Here's a funky knock-off. Check out Bat's purple suit!!
May 15, '07, 6:39 PM
I only had that Spiderman myself. Still have it although I lost the parachute when I was a kid. I also cut the plastic supports off of his shoulders after I lost the parachute so he didn't feel like a mutant playing with the other heroes.
Jun 10, '07, 9:03 AM
I remember having one of those when I went to visit my great grandmother in Ohio. I had my Big Wheel with me, and I remember riding it, with the parachute Spider-Man in on hand, using it kind of like a drag chute.
Those things were all kinds of fun, but I seem to remember they were made of a pretty hard and heavy plastic, that could really hurt if it hit you in the head.
Jun 18, '07, 6:18 PM
Congrats. Those bring back such fun memories. I used to stuff a couple of them into a slurpee cup and throw them in the air. Many slurpee cups were trashed that way.
Jun 19, '07, 12:42 AM
Loved these things, can't remember how many of them I purchased at the Ben Franklin down the street. I went through them so fast. My problem was that they'd either get stuck in a tree, or they'd land on the pavement too hard and the brittle plastic would break. I seem to recall that I mainly owned Spideys and Cap. Americas mostly.
Jun 19, '07, 10:12 AM
"Realistic Floating Action"! A near perfect simulation of the effects of gravity!:smiley1:
Very nice pick-up.
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